XCOM: Enemy Unknown Announces Multiplayer
Rejoice X-COM fans! The upcoming Enemy Unknown will have full Multiplayer!
What’s more is that they seem to be going for the Tabletop game approach! Similar to a favorite of mine, Warhammer 40K, your side will be given 10,000 points in ranked matches with which to purchase units. Those units can include either aliens or the Xcom defense force which can lead to a series first mixed squads! Each unit will have upgrade variants that include commanders, jet-packs and other specific abilities.
Players are limited though to just six units and have 117 seconds to make all of the moves necessary. Fog of war is fully implemented, meaning you wont know the exact composition of your enemy until you meet them on the field of battle!
XCOM will launch October 5th, and will include five multiplayer maps. I’m so happy and relieved that we will be getting multiplayer for this franchise!